MATCH PREVIEW: BMF vs Exmouth Town

Bristol Manor Farm vs Exmouth Town – 10/12/22, 1pm KO.

Lee Lashenko’s Manor Farm host Exmouth at The BS3 Services Stadium on Saturday afternoon for the lunchtime kick-off. Jack Davies has this match covered, as the Farm look to turn around their recent performances at the base of the Southern League Division One South.

Fact file:

Nickname – The Town
Stadium – Southern Road (82 miles)
Founded – 1933
Manager – Kevin Hill
Star man – Ben Steer
Last season – Promoted
Last match – 2-0 win over Melksham
Fun fact – They have a record attendance of almost 2500

The Town:

Exmouth are flying in their first season back at this level and have goals in abundance. Ben Steer is their man in form up front, but fellow attackers Levi Landricombe and Ace High have been amongst the goals of late. Goalkeeper Chris Wright has also been instrumental in Exmouth’s fine season so far.

The Farm:

It’s evident to the Farmy Army that Manor Farm are in need of an upturn in form and results, however, the club will be buoyed by the recent acquisitions of Bristol Rovers Academy forwards Jaheim Allen and Lucas Vaughan. With striker Owen Howe back amongst the goals, Lashenko will be hoping his new-look attack can help change the club’s misfortune in the division. New man Frankie Artus has been impressive despite the recent loss in form.

The Form:

Farm are in worrying form results-wise but have picked up in performance in recent weeks. Exmouth will provide a very stern test with their recent form. The Town had threatened to undo their early season hard work last month but have since won three of their last four. Farm have been in this position before, and only need to look back this time last year. The Portwaymen took one win in four – and turned it into one defeat in 20.